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When the Sakura Maru departed from Yokohama in February 1899 bound for the Peruvian port city of Callao, its 790 passengers must have had high hopes. The Meiji Government had been run campaigns advertising a better quality of life overseas, and the Morioka Emigration Company and other agents promised solid pay for four-year contracts on…
When bioarchaeologists examine skeletons, what do we really look at? To help you understand our findings, this installment will answer the question, How can one “read” ancient bones and teeth?
LIMA, Peru (Dec. 8) – As the United Nations climate negotiations enter their second and final week, some progress – and thus some optimism — was claimed late Monday. They were small steps. And because huge leaps seem impossible in grappling with this global crisis, even small steps take on growing importance. At a carefully…
LIMA, Peru — The man behind the podium Sunday at the Global Landscapes Forum, an offshoot of the annual United Nations negotiations on climate change being held here, spoke in blunt terms: “Commercial agriculture accounted for 71 percent of tropical deforestation in the last 12 years. That translates into the loss of 130 million hectares…
LIMA, Peru – Whatever her youthful reputation as the wife of a world-famous rock star and glittery jet setter, Bianca Jagger has committed much of the past 30 years of her life to advancing causes associated with human rights and environmental protection in the developing world. On Sunday morning, during a side event connected with…
Were humans born to war? Or is warfare a recent, rare development in our history? Studies of chimps and early human civilizations give clues to the origins of this kind of violence.
A poison dart frog from Peru that mimics its neighbors in incredible detail is evolving into a new species, scientists believe.
By Emma Marris
A traditional fishing technique has been incorporated into a scientific study of the fish of the Amazon basin.
Sarah Kennedy is using animal remains to dig through Peru’s colonial past. As the field season comes to an end, she reflects on the beauty and imperiled nature of Peru’s archaeological sites from atop a high mountain.
Researchers discover four new species of frog in the Peruvian Andes, three of which are see-through.
Sarah Kennedy is using animal remains to dig through Peru’s colonial past. By comparing bone shards from Peru’s northern coast to an alpaca skeleton from Cusco, she might be able to show what Peruvians ate under Spanish rule.
The Ese’Eja of the Madre de Dios Amazon region in Peru received a Genographic Project Legacy Fund grant to help preserve their culture, stories and language. As outside pressures mount and the battle with the Peruvian government over resources continues, Ese’Eja President Carlos Dejaviso Poje asks: Will our culture be here tomorrow?
Sarah Kennedy is using animal remains to dig through Peru’s colonial past. The town of Zaña, where she is staying, has seen better days, and few truly realize the immensity of its past.